Graffiti artist DAKU has created a typographic piece in the Lodhi colony area of New Delhi. Words associated with life and the passage of time are mounted perpendicularly, casting shadows that shift along with the day’s light like a sundial. See more images and video below!
Photo by Thomas van Houtryve. House boats on Lake Oroville, California. The lake is 70% empty due to California’s severe drought.
Photo by Nikita Dudnik. Sudden hail storm in Novosibirsk Russia.
Photo by Massimo Sestini (from a helicopter). He spent 12 days aboard an Italian Navy ship as it rescued migrants between Africa and Malta.
TIME has selected ten images, from thousands, that they felt were the most influential this year. Warning: some of the images are graphic. You can see their full list, and read about each image in greater detail here.
In December, veteran photojournalist David Guttenfelder was selected as TIME’s pick for Instagram photographer of the year. He has won the World Press Photo award seven times, and was one of the first foreign photographers to be allowed to document North Korea.
Guttenfelder commented that North Korea “is not the kind of place where you can make what photojournalists call good pictures very easily”. All of his photos were shot with a government minder looking over his shoulder.
I’ve included a small selection of his images below. I don’t know if North Korea has ever been captured this way before.